Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not writing for Menuism or SheKnows, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog A Life of Little Pleasures.

Photo by Michele Ursino / Flickr

Photo by Michele Ursino / Flickr

You hear the statistic all the time – 60% of all restaurants fail in the first year, and a whopping 80% don’t make it past five years.

But is the situation even worse in New York?
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Posted by on December 19th, 2016

Photo by Kevin O'Mara / Flickr

Photo by Kevin O’Mara / Flickr

There’s nothing like treating yourself to a nice drink when you’re out on the town, whether you’re at a new restaurant or revisiting an old favorite. But too often we’re stuck choosing between beer and wine, never considering that a cocktail can also be paired with food, and not just enjoyed as a before- or after-dinner indulgence.

Luckily, using the same knowledge you have of wine and beer pairings, it’s easy to find a cocktail that can match your meal. With a little caution and a bit of risk, you may find a new favorite way to enjoy a drink with dinner. (more…)

Posted by on September 12th, 2016

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Photo by erik forsberg / Flickr

There’s a reason why everyone loves sandwiches. They’re easy to eat on the go, and pack a wallop of flavors and textures in each bite. But some sandwiches are better than others, and these 10 are famous for a reason. (more…)

Posted by on September 6th, 2016

Photo by Burger King / Facebook

Photo by Burger King / Facebook

The reign of the simple cheeseburger is over. From Taco Bell‘s Quesarito to Burger King‘s Mac N’Cheetos, these junk food mashups are changing the face of fast food.

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Posted by on July 25th, 2016

Why choose one restaurant for dinner when you could choose dozens? There’s a food hall and farmer’s market renaissance happening around the country, and if you visit any of these locations, you’ll want to make sure you start with an empty stomach.

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Posted by on July 11th, 2016

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Photo by Al / Flickr

The restaurant industry is seeing big changes in the way it pays its workers. I’ve covered the details here, but how are restaurants putting alternative tipping and payments into practice?
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Posted by on July 5th, 2016

Photo by Roger Jones / Flickr

Photo by Roger Jones / Flickr

Have you ever wondered why restaurant servers are paid less than minimum wage, then given tips to compensate, instead of getting paid a living wage up front? It’s the question of the moment in the restaurant industry, and over the past year, a few interesting changes have been taking place.
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Posted by on June 6th, 2016

Photo by Christophe Porteneuve / Flickr

Photo by Christophe Porteneuve / Flickr

You may love checking out the latest restaurant to open in your neighborhood, but these historic inns, restaurants, and taverns beat the new kids in town any day.

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Posted by on May 31st, 2016

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Photo by Sheep”R”Us / Flickr

Dining out should be relaxing, but when you put your food prep in someone else’s hands, it’s like playing a game of Russian roulette.

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Posted by on May 9th, 2016

Photo by katie / Flickr

Photo by katie / Flickr

Diner food is a staple in the U.S.A., but where do these iconic dishes come from? Find out the true history of your favorite comfort foods below – and prepare to feel hungry.

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Posted by on April 4th, 2016

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